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Hunter: I hope I've done enough to impress

8 October 2015

Youngster made an impact off the bench in midweek

Young striker Ash Hunter hopes his contribution off the bench in Tuesday night’s JPT win over Shrewsbury will have impressed new manager Steven Pressley.

The former Ilkeston man scored his first goal of the season when he capitalised on Jermaine Grandison’s error to slot beyond Jayson Leutwiler.

Hunter also had a part to play in Bobby Grant’s winner late on, when he teed the ball back to the midfielder who rifled an effort into the top corner.

He said: “I was happy with how I performed coming off the bench on Tuesday night considering it was the first time I had played this season.

“It was pleasing to get my first goal for the first team too because I’ve been scoring regularly for the development squad. It was nice that Skip (Chris Lucketti) gave me a chance.

“I was unlucky not to get another goal at the end when my shot came back off the post, but overall I was happy with my contribution.

“My aim now is to get in the squad for the next few games and hopefully I’ll be able to get a few more goals. It was nice to be involved.

“The lads did really well to bounce back after going a goal down, so to win it late on like that courtesy of a great strike from Bobby was nice.

“I’d like to think that I impressed the new manager and it’d be nice if he gave me a chance in the coming weeks.

“Saturday will be a tough game for us against Coventry, but all the lads are happy after the Shrewsbury win so we’ve got a bit of confidence going into it.”

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